About API

Connecting People and Skills to Power Australia’s Energy Future

The Australian Power Institute (API) represents major Australian power companies in providing future professional power engineering capability whose vision is:

"To Deliver a Sustainable Supply of Highly Skilled Power Engineering Professionals Working Effectively to Meet the Challenges of Australia’s Emerging Energy Future and to Support the Technical and Commercial Success of Member Companies in the Energy Sector"

The key objectives of API are:

  • Provide a sustainable supply of quality power engineering graduates to energy industry
  • Facilitate a strong power engineering education platform
  • Coordination of industry and university innovation initiatives

Summer School 2017

The theme is transitioning to the future, facilitating the changing needs of Customers, Community and Shareholders

Total investment for the summer school includes a first class residential program (including group activities and site visits), electronic copies of all presentations, accommodation and meals (including all group dinners and functions) and an attendance certificate recognized by Engineers Australia (EA) for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in accordance with EA CPD guidelines

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API Summer School 2017



Media Release: Redback Technologies signs on as newest API Member Company

  AUSTRALIA, Wednesday 26th April, 2017: Renewable energy business Redback Technologies has just joined as the newest member company of The Australian Power Institute (API). Redback Technologies’ Managing Director; Philip Livingston, has also joined the API Board of Directors. With API’s mission to provide quality engineering graduates to the energy industry, API is looking for input from Redback Technologies to help reinvigorate its initiatives and encourage new energy innovations within its remit.


The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is holding the Cascading and Complex Network Failures Forum, in Melbourne, on Friday 7 April, 9:30am to 4:00pm.

  The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is holding the Cascading and Complex Network Failures Forum, in Melbourne, on Friday 7 April, 9:30am to 4:00pm. From an emergency management and resilience perspective, the forum focuses on what can we learn from recent events, and what challenges and changes are required to successfully create resilience. The forum will be relevant to Transmission & Distribution professionals at all levels, from volunteers to senior leadership, experienced emergency managers and organisational risk managers. Find more in full article.


API signs on as first members of the Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre (TIC)!

  The TIC is managed by the University of Queensland and the benefits to API from this membership are as follows:

What Others Say

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"The API Summer School is a definite must-attend for professionals involved in the Power Industry. The lectures, tours and talks will definitely build on your kit bag of tools which you can draw upon as you progress through your career. The two weeks is well worth the effort and the API personnel are able to make it fun. It's like going back to school but this time you're well aware that it's going to lead you to the path to success!"

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"The API Summer School attracts the highest caliber of speakers in the industry, who have both expertise in subject matter and a vision. The delegates also are of the highest quality. Its is a journey that should inspire most, if not all, participants to be industry visionaries."

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"This program helped me understand a broad and valuable understanding of the Industry as well as the challenges faced in the future. The skills gained from both presentations and syndicate work will certainly help me bring new ideas to my workplace in order to improve our work practices as well as advance my individual career development".